This week my entourage and I headed to Victoria for my father’s 80th birthday. I nearly lost my au pair to Melbourne. All the fancy pants restaurants.
The Myers Christmas window display …
And first class street performers…
Lived on the edge and purchased mystery accommodation for Melbourne CBD through whatif.com. We stayed in a two bedroom self contained apartment at Mantra on the Park. You should stay there if travelling with family. Tell them I sent you.
I hear some toddlers are eating oysters.
Not mine. I am however partial to an oyster. There’s something special about them.
My Father’s party was held at the “Lower Murray Inn” at Swan Hill’s Pioneer Settlement.
My Dad might have a few spare parts- stent in his heart, artificial hip, rod in his neck etc- but he is sharp. And he has lived. Flying planes, building boats, riding horses, being an academic authority in Mallee gross profit margins and thistles(?), and volunteering in a number of third world countries. Then at 48 years old, I was born!
Apparently the Pioneer’s Settlement, which features dozens of buildings built in the 1800s, has been having a hard time with modern workplace health and safety. It was risky business living in the 1800s, what with the lack of balestrating along the porches of the retail strip and all.
Went on a boat cruise.
I have a love/ hate relationship with the farm. It can be isolating and hard work, but there is something cathartic about driving around in circles for hours harvesting.
Apparently one acre of wheat, makes enough flour for 1342 loaves of bread.
Speaking of food, I was treated to a yummy dinner at Faux Fuchsia’s house last week. For those of you not aware, I am a Faux Fuchsia disciple, and I’m not going to lie, her dinner was 11/10. I think she used a smidge of butter on the chicken.
And don’t get me started on the cheesecake. It tasted even more scrumptious than the one I made using her recipe!
These Christian Louboutins made their maiden voyage.
I won them on ebay recently. I am a recent ebay convert. So many pretty things that need a good home. But don’t bother bidding on something I’ve got my eye on- I am competitive and I will win. Happy bidding!
Now tell me, what have a missed out on whilst I was away?